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Dec 29, 2012 11:30am PST
and development. the same is true of government research grants, but for different reasons. the government wants most urgently to find cures for diseases affecting the largest numbers of citizens. dr. lupski knows all too well about the syndrome as he and several of his family members suffer from the rare neurological disorder known as sara manzano-diaz. charcot-marie tooth. to date there's no cure. >> basically what it is is it is a disorder of the peripheral nerve and that is like the wire that takes the signal from the brain and send it is out tohe muscles and all the things in the preferry that you need to sense your environment and act on your environment. >> classified as a rare disease cmt affects 1-2500 people in the u.s. generally speaking a disease as rare if it afflicts fewer than 200,000 people. many of these diseases are genetic. but in truth, there's nothing rare about rare diseases. >> conditions like for instance, hearing loss or deafness, there's many genes that can -- in which mutati can lead to hearing impairment. but in one specific family an individual single gene will be re
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